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The West Texas A&M Buffaloes football program is the intercollegiate American football team for the West Texas A&M University located in the U.S. state of Texas. The team competes in Division II and are members of the Lone Star Conference. The school's first football team was fielded in 1910. [2] Since 2019, the Buffaloes have played their home games at the 8,500 seat on-campus Buffalo Stadium. The team formerly played at the 20,000 seat Kimbrough Memorial Stadium. They are coached by Hunter Hughes.

West Texas A&M Buffaloes
2018 West Texas A&M Buffaloes football team
West Texas A&M Athletics logo.svg
First season1910
Head coachHunter Hughes
2nd season, 9–13 (.409)
StadiumBuffalo Stadium
(Capacity: 8,500-12,000)
LocationCanyon, Texas
NCAA divisionDivision II
ConferenceLone Star Conference
Bowl record6–0 (1.000)
Conference titles11 (5 Lone Star Conference 3 Missouri Valley Conference, 2 Alamo Conference, 1 Border)
Division titles4
ColorsMaroon and White[1]

Notable former playersEdit

Conference championshipsEdit

Classification historyEdit

  • 1910–1955 – NCAA
  • 1956–1972 – NCAA University Division (Major College)
  • 1973–1977 – NCAA Division I
  • 1978–1985 – NCAA Division I-A
  • 1986–present – NCAA Division II

Conference historyEdit

Postseason PerformanceEdit

Bowl AppearancesEdit

West Texas A&M participated in four bowl games, all while during known as West Texas State. They went 4–0.

Season Coach Bowl Opponent Result
1950 Frank Kimbrough Sun Bowl Cincinnati W 14–13
1957 Frank Kimbrough Tangerine Bowl Mississippi Southern W 20–13
1962 Joe Kerbel Sun Bowl Ohio W 15–14
1967 Joe Kerbel Pasadena Bowl San Fernando Valley State W 35–13

They have also competed in the Kanza Bowl, a Division II bowl between the Lone Star Conference and the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association from 2009–2012, going 2–0.

Season Coach Bowl Opponent Result
2009 Don Carthel Kanza Bowl Omaha W 31–25
2011 Don Carthel Kanza Bowl Central Missouri W 26–7

NCAA DII PlayoffsEdit

National Semifinals: 2012
Regional Finalist: 2012, 2013
Second Round: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2012, 2013
First Round: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013

Head coachesEdit

Don Carthel has the most all-time wins for the Buffaloes, who have gone 496–491–23 as of 2014. [3]


  1. ^ "West Texas A&M University Graphic Standards". Retrieved April 19, 2016.
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